Take Me to the River: Spring Chinook Fishermen


Reader David Schaerer writes:Last week’s feature on Portraits of the Willamette left out the most avid group of river users – spring chinook fisherman. On any given day in April and May there are hundreds of “springer” fishermen on the Willamette angling for the most prized salmon in the Western Hemisphere. To neglect this spring ritual is like writing a story on Portland’s weather and ...   More
Thursday, May 10, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Fisherman’s Wrath

A campaign targeting gillnetters takes class war to the Columbia River.

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IMAGE: Corey PeinMark Ihander draws his net from the waters of Youngs Bay. Tangled in the mesh he spies the first catch of the clear blue afternoon: a spring chinook, hatchery bred, strong and gli   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 COREY PEIN

Ecotrust Launches Film Contest

Maybe you're tired of hearing how Avatar is the greatest environmental epic of our times, or how An Inconvenient Truth is the last word in climate change. Now you have the opportunity to craft your own ecological masterpiece—Portland-based nonprofit Ecotrust wants to hear from the locals. The Stories From Our Watersheds Contest is offering $3,500 in prizes for film shorts that capture how ...   More
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Caitlin Giddings


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